Vanessa is known as The Baby Whisperer and is widely recognised as one of Sydneys leading child portrait photographers.  She has been an invited guest on The Kerri-Anne Kennerley Show to educate the audience how to photograph your children, she has appeared on Today Tonight for her expertise in photographing babies.  She has photographed advertising campaigns for Nestle and Tommee Tippee and her work has regularly been published on the cover of Practical Parenting Magazine.

A photographer since 1988, Vanessa has worked throughout many aspects of the industry from magazine, commercial to television. She was a stills photographer for Channel 7 (1995-2000) with her work regularly appearing in magazines throughout Australia and England.

She has been winning awards since 1989 (Best Portrait Artist 1989, Wellington NZ) and (Winner Ronald Woolf Sponsorship, Wellington 1989) to Silver with Distinction Awards from AIPP NSW in 2005 and 2006.  She also won Best Portrait Album Award from AIPP NSW.

In 2002 she began photographing children and families and her work has been described as natural and creative art that tells a story of love.